Intimately bound up with Blancpain's identity, two emblematic red gold timepieces from the Villeret line - the Quantième Complet and the Ultraplate - are now available with blue dials.
In the wake of the First World War, Swiss watchmaking underwent a period of profound crisis, resulting in a State-led reorganisation of the sector. This rescue operation took the form of cartel agreements that remained in place until the 1960s. Part one: the 1920s and 1930s.
Marking the 40th anniversary of its first quartz movement, Piaget presents the Emperador Coussin XL 700P. This unconventional timepiece, produced as a limited edition of 188 pieces, is driven by a mechanical calibre with a quartz regulator.
Baume & Mercier presents the latest addition to the Clifton collection, a new small complication timepiece with a strikingly elegant design that features signature watchmaking functions. The extraordinary personality of the watch emerges through the combination of a chronograph function with a complete calendar. The result is a token of refinement for the discerning gentleman who desires an eye-catching yet timeless watch with both vintage and modern appeal.
Spectacular technical sophistication and precision, matched by eminently contemporary aesthetics and materials: the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot Titanium is a concentrated blend of manufacturing expertise and visionary spirit – two fundamental qualities nurtured by the brand with the guiding star for 150 years. 797 components drive this legendary heart beating at a frequency of 36,000 vibrations/hour and fitted with a fusée and chain transmission system ensuring constant force. In tribute to the founder of Zenith, a pioneer of the modern watchmaking industry, this COSC-certified timepiece heralds the future of the Maison, solidly built on a century and a half of expertise and innovation bearing its inimitable signature.
Two new brands chose SalonQP in London to make their first public appearance. Both revive an important figure in horological history, namely Ferdinand Berthoud, watchmaker to King Louis XV of France, and Francizek Czapek, a Polish watchmaker and founder, in 1839 in Geneva, of Patek, Czapek & Cie. First, Ferdinand Berthoud.
At Cartier the panther is omnipresent, whether in physical form or in spirit. Figurative or abstract, it injects its femininity into the creations on which it confers its refined silhouette.